Tony Tasset’s Hot Dog Man

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“Hot Dog Man” is a painted fiberglass sculpture by Chicago-based artist Tony Tasset. Inspired by Americana, surrealism, and cartoonists Basil Wolverton and Don Martin, the satirical work portrays the hot dog man as, well, a weiner. Going beyond the cliche’ “you are what you eat,” “Hot Dog Man” links mystery meat with predatory capitalism as well as gluttony. The salesman is what he sells.

Images courtesy of Kavi Gupta

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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